It was a happy homecoming on the field for Cleveland native and Redskins linebacker London Fletcher as his team beat the Browns 38-21 to give themselves control of their own destiny in the race for the NFC East title.
Things reportedly didn’t go quite as well for some members of his family who were in the stands watching the game. Nita Ashford, a relative of Fletcher’s who lives in Cleveland, told WEWS-TV that she and other members of the family were assaulted by Browns fans on their way out of the stadium after Sunday’s game. Ashford said that Cleveland police broke up the altercation, using Tasers to subdue some of the participants, and made several arrests.
Deadspin has video that appears to be from the fracas, although it doesn’t shed much light on who started things or what exactly went down during the incident. Per the WEWS report, three members of Fletcher’s family were arrested although the television station hasn’t been able to get any confirmation from the police or the firm that handles security for the stadium about names or arrests.
One of Fletcher’s aunts reportedly suffered a heart attack during the melee and had to be taken to the hospital. There’s been no update on her condition.
UPDATE 10:01 a.m. ET: During an appearance on the NFL Network Monday, Fletcher said that his aunt actually was taken to the hospital for a neck injury and did not suffer a heart attack. He also said his 13-year-old cousin was punched shortly after arriving at the game.